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Press Article: Coronavirus: P&I will cover seafarer illness and death, Standard Club confirms

21 February 2020

Shipowner liability where a seafarer contracts coronavirus in the course of duty is covered by P&I insurance in the normal way, even were the illness to result in death, a Standard Club executive has confirmed.

Standard’s strike and delay class will also cover delays caused by mandatory quarantine and official port closures for entered ships, but this needs to be purchased separately.

Richard Stevens, Divisional Claims Director, discusses how P&I will respond to Coronavirus complications.

The article is available on the Insurance Day website here.